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Monday, December 19, 2016

Report: US Coalition Military Officers Captured by Syrians in East Aleppo

Posted on December 17, 2016
[ Ed. note – Perhaps a bit of prescience. The above video, speculating on the possibility of US coalition forces holed up in east Aleppo, was posted by SouthFront on December 6. Now, 11 days later, with all of east Aleppo in the hands of Syrian and allied forces, we get news that 14 members of the US coalition forces have indeed been captured. And we even have a list of names that includes one David Winer of the US, along with one David Shlomo Aram of Israel.
If all this proves to be true, it would certainly be a stunning development, although as the article below points out there may be efforts under way to keep the whole thing “under wraps,” with the US and Russia resolving it through diplomatic back channels, so to speak. That’s a possibility, although tensions between the two countries seem to be pretty high at the moment, with US officials screeching accusations of election tampering. At any rate, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, develops on this story.  H/T Greg Bacon. ]
21st Century Wire
DAMASCUS – According to two reports coming out of Aleppo today, at least 14 US Coalition military officers were captured this morning in an East Aleppo bunker by Syrian Special Forces.
This story was quietly leaked by, who announced, “The Security Council is sitting in private on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 17:00 GMT, while NATO officers were arrested this morning by the Syrian Special Forces in a bunker in East Aleppo.”
Fares Shehabi MP, a prominent Syrian Parliamentarian and head of Aleppo’s Chamber of Commerce published the names of the Coalition officers on his Facebook page on the 15th December (emphasis added):
Mutaz Kanoğlu – Turkey
David Scott Winer – USA
David Shlomo Aram – Israel
Muhamad Tamimi – Qatar
Muhamad Ahmad Assabian – Saudi
Abd-el-Menham Fahd al Harij – Saudi
Islam Salam Ezzahran Al Hajlan – Saudi
Ahmed Ben Naoufel Al Darij – Saudi
Muhamad Hassan Al Sabihi – Saudi
Hamad Fahad Al Dousri – Saudi
Amjad Qassem Al Tiraoui – Jordan
Qassem Saad Al Shamry – Saudi
Ayman Qassem Al Thahalbi – Saudi
Mohamed Ech-Chafihi El Idrissi – Moroccan
For additional reporting on this story visit SouthFront. Nothing so far on the story from the mainstream media, who perhaps are too obsessed with “Russian hackers” to notice what’s going on.

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